Overdrive Extra

Reality bites: More from Navistar vocational boot camp

| September 27, 2012

The embattled engine and truck maker is rolling up its sleeves to fix what's gone wrong -- watch for the low-cab-forward LoadStar to debut with a natural gas power plant next year, among other developments.

Another tip on the body of Overdrive’s old nemesis

| September 27, 2012

As head of the Teamsters, Jimmy Hoffa was at odds with the independent spirit of owner-operators.

This space for rent

| September 22, 2012

Vehicle personalization is human nature, but why in the world people feel compelled to tell the entire world their preference in eyewear and portable beverage refrigeration systems...

Check out these videos and more

| September 21, 2012

Got a little extra time on your hands at the truck stop and looking for something to watch? Overdrive has a cache of free trucking-related videos covering a wide-range of interests. If you are interested in ...

New independents, be forewarned

| September 20, 2012

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

Iowa 80 eatery featured in television series

| September 15, 2012

I always enjoy watching a program on television that fires up the “hey, I’ve been there” electrons in my brain. There’s just something exciting about seeing familiarity on the flat-screen. It’s even better when you ...

Where does MaxxForce transition leave Cat truck?

| September 14, 2012

Navistar’s new approach to meeting 2010 EPA emissions standards, which partly involves Cummins engines and after-treatment, begs the question about Caterpillar’s CT vocational trucks.

What a difference a decade makes

| September 13, 2012

Those of you who’ve been in the business for even 10 years know that a lot has changed.

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